What’s A Brute Force Attack – How To Prevent
Brute Force Attacks
WordPress brute force attacks refer to the trial and error method of entering multiple username and password combinations over and over until a successful combination is discovered. The brute force attack method exploits the simplest way to get access to your website: your WordPress login screen.
Two very simple solutions to preventing Brute Force Attacks
1. Get a plugin that limits login attempts. By default there is no limit. If you allow them 4 attempts and if they fail, lock them out for 10 minutes, they will go look somewhere else. There are a lot of these plugins and they are fairly simple.
2. Another very simple solution which will cut the number of attempts way down is a simple CAPTCHA. I really like Captcha by BestWebSoft. It gives you a very simple math equation to solve when you login to your WordPress editor.
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